Worlds 2013 predictions

Beam Dreams:

… At the current state of competition readiness and health, Marta would most likely send Kyla Ross (AA, UB), Simone Biles (AA?, V, FX), McKayla Maroney (V, Fx?) and Lexie Priessman (Fx, AA?).

If Katelyn comes back healthy and ready to compete, she could definitely take one of those slots (FX, BB, UB?). Though there are a number of other talented girls that could come into the mix (Peyton Ernst, Brenna Dowell, Abigail Milliet, MyKayla Skinner, and Elizabeth Price) all of them would have to put up higher all-around scores or a much higher event score than they have currently.

P&G US National Championships will shed more light on the team selection. But as there is likely to be another selection camp in September after Nationals, it definitely won’t tell the final story …

Breaking Down the 2013 World Championships (Plus US Team Predictions)

VIDEOS via that link.

Medals are the goal. Kyla might make the Bar final, but her chances of getting on the podium are slight.

Marta loves consistency. Aly was not pretty on Bars, but she could hit 7 routines a day prior to London. Every day.

The two top healthy, consistent AAs will go. Both will have chance to medal if they hit in Belgium. I expect Kyla will be one of them. She’s been healthy and consistent.

Assuming Katelyn’s not back, the two specialists will be selected for Vault and Floor. Maroney #1, I expect. She’d have to fall (again) to not win the Gold.

Team USA has good Beam, of course. But Floor is stronger.

I could easily see Brenna Dowell getting the call. She’s tough and consistent in training.

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